Oxford event: Networking for Innovative Technology-based SMEs


Oxford, 9th May 2018: this is the first of a series of workshops delivered by Begbroke Science Park and STEMM Commercial for the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme. Begbroke Science Park supports entrepreneurs and business leaders of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the development and commercialisation of innovative business ideas, as well as enhancing the research and innovation infrastructure in Oxfordshire. STEMM Commercial Limited (STEMM) is based in Oxford and was created to support and inspire innovators in science, technology and engineering to become more commercially astute.

Networking is critical for innovative technology-based SMEs to ensure the innovation reaches the widest audience. Effective networking opens doors to collaboration, securing the right kind of funding, attracting the right kind of clients and enhancing company reputation.

This workshop will explain how to network more effectively and confidently to increase your sphere of influence and reputation.

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for senior and junior individuals who are serious about increasing their sphere of influence.

What will I learn?

  • Networking and its importance
  • The three types of networks
  • How to approach and connect with strangers
  • The different audiences at an event
  • How to uncover opportunities

Begbroke and Stemm Commercial logos

Please note that the workshop is part-funded by European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) and is available to eligible SME applicants as part of phase 2 of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme. Sign up to this event to express your interest for an ERDF funded place and a member of the ISfB team will follow up with you. Please note that a place on the workshop will not be reserved through making an Eventbrite booking until you have completed and returned an ISfB application form to a member of the ISfB team. A maximum of one ERDF funded ticket per business is available.

Tickets for eligible SMEs are for registered, Limited Companies or people registered for tax purposes as Sole Traders. Please do not try to register if you are a student or pre-start up.



This article first appeared on the website of OxLEP on 27th March 2019.